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One of the most popular monsters in the entire game, Vaporeon also happens to be one of the best Pokemon in the entire game. In fact some of the most advanced players rely heavily on this water type Pokemon. When you look over Vaporeon’s stats and DPS rating, it’s easy to see why. Vaporeon has a high attack rating, fast move speed, and is relatively easy to evolve. In response to the popularity, Vaporeon is one of the many Pokemon affected in the latest round of DPS changes.

Responding to the fact that Vaporeon was overpowered, Niantic Labs nerfed Vaporeon by adjusting his base and special attacks. The main Vaporeon DPS changes include adjustments to his primary attack, Water Gun.

DPS changes

Where Vaporeon did 10 damage before, Water Gun now does just 6. This isn’t where the DPS changes stop for everyone favorite Pokemon however.

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Among the many DPS changes, Vaporeon’s Hydro Pump was bumped up by 50%. The special move is now much more powerful, making it a useful knockout attack. There are other changes to all of the other Pokemon in the game as well. Niantic Labs continues to tweak the game to improve gameplay and balance.

Want to know about the other DPS changes in Pokemon Go? Check out our chart of DPS changes below. This chart is based on the tremendous work done by the Pokemon Go Reddit community, namely the folks over at TheSilphRoad.

Attack New DPS Old DPS
Stone Edge 32.26 22.18
Cross Chop 30.94 30.94
Blizzard 26.28 15.77
Body Slam 26.28 32.85
Hurricane 25.63 19.22
Megahorn 25.63 17.62
Solar Beam 25.1 13.6
Fire Blast 25 15
Power Whip 25 21.43
Dragon Claw 24.61 28.13
Hyper Beam 24.6 14.35
Earthquake 24.4 14.64
Hydro Pump 24.28 16.18
Thunder 23.84 15.49
Gunk Shot 22.21 20.5
Heat Wave 21.58 16.18
Moonblast 21.25 15
Sludge Wave 21.1 18.09
Brick Break 21.09 21.09
Thunderbolt 20.88 18.98
Petal Blizzard 20.82 16.02
Psychic 20.13 18.3
Sludge Bomb 19.71 19.71
Aqua Tail 19.63 21.81
Flamethrower 19.44 17.67
Play Rough 19.44 17.67
Cross Poison 18.75 15
Dragon Pulse 18.51 14.24
Ice Beam 18.25 14.04
Bug Buzz 18.09 12.06
Leaf Blade 18.08 18.08
Seed Bomb 17.08 12.81
Thunder Punch 17.08 17.08
Hyper Fang 17.08 17.08
X-Scissor 17.08 14.64
Drill Run 16.54 13.24
Flash Cannon 15.77 14.46
Iron Head 15.38 20.5
Drill Peck 15.19 11.39
Psyshock 15.19 15.19
Shadow Ball 14.98 13.31
Fire Punch 14.64 12.81
Stomp 14.64 12.2
Submission 14.64 14.64
Discharge 14.35 16.4
Power Gem 14.14 14.14
Low Sweep 13.67 11.39
Dazzling Gleam 13.42 10.98
Dark Pulse 13.18 13.18
Ice Punch 13.18 13.18
Bone Club 12.81 12.81
Rock Slide 12.81 12.81
Night Slash 12.5 10.42
Dig 12.37 7.95
Flame Burst 12.2 12.2
Mud Bomb 11.83 9.86
Signal Beam 11.57 11.57
Aqua Jet 10.9 6.54
Water Pulse 10.87 9.32
Psybeam 10.79 9.44
Poison Fang 10.68 6.41
Aerial Ace 10.6 8.84
Bulldoze 10.55 9.04
Ancient Power 9.97 8.54
Ominous Wind 9.92 8.27
Sludge 9.86 9.86
Twister 9.49 5.69
Horn Attack 9.32 9.32
Draining Kiss 9.15 5.49
Magnet Bomb 9.15 9.15
Scald 8.97 8.97
Flame Wheel 8.91 7.8
Bubble Beam 8.84 8.84
Struggle 8.82 8.82
Brine 8.54 8.54
Swift 8.54 8.54
Air Cutter 8.52 8.52
Rock Tomb 8.27 8.27
Flame Charge 8.27 8.27
Wrap 7.69 3.84
Vice Grip 7.32 7.32
Icy Wind 6.74 4.05
Disarming Voice 5.26 5.26

The Pokemon Go attack changes certainly shift things quite a bit, as referenced in our DPS changes chart above. While we aren’t expecting too much change in popular Pokemon, it’s a development worth monitoring.

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